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    Just heard on the news there was a church shooting in White Settlement in Dallas-Ft. Worth. I use to drive through there every day on my way to work at Lockheed-Martin. It is a depressed area that was named for its intent...White Settlement.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    A suspect a lot of folks have nightmares and block them out. Those would be the folks who say they don't dream.

    Unfortunately, reality also gives us lessons whether we want them or not and folks still have their eyes closed.
    Dreams are the world of the unconscious and subconscious. Most people are "sleepwalkers" in their everyday reality, meaning that they are very much if not totally ruled by their unconscious part. Hence all that is wrong in the world, it comes from ignorance and ignorance is when you're unaware or unconscious of yourself and your actions & what they imply and lead to.

    One of the first parts in the road of becoming awake is to realize that you are not your ego, you just happen to have it as you happen to have many other things as a part of yourself or the complexity of your beingness. It's another thing to become identified with the ego as so many people totally believe that they are that, when in fact your ego is just a collection of experiences and a self-built image and an idea of what you believe yourself to be.

    You think you need that image of yourself until suffering becomes too unbearable and you will come to realize that there is the Self which survives the death of the body and the death of the ego. Some people call it Atman, some call it the soul. It has many names and it is eternal. That's what you and me ultimaly are, disguised as these humans with all of our problems. We imagine all of this to be so real and we take it so seriousy.

    "The Ego isn’t wrong; it’s just unconscious. When you observe the Ego in yourself, you are beginning to go beyond it. Don’t take the Ego too seriously. When you detect egoic behavior in yourself, smile. At times you may even laugh. How could humanity have been taken in by this for so long? Above all, know that the Ego isn’t personal. It isn’t who you are. If you consider the Ego to be your personal problem, that’s just more Ego."

    You get closer to knowing YOU once you realize that you don’t know who you are because you cannot identify yourself anymore with previous concepts and forms. You understood who you are NOT – you are NOT your nationality, profession or gender. That’s when you enter the unknown. Ego is constantly looking for self-definition: to remember who you are, what your story is, what your past is, where you come from, what your opinions are, etc. But if you can become comfortable with not knowing and needing to define who you are to others or yourself… then Ego will lose its power.


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    i dunno...



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    Mildly interesting S.F. series by George R.R. Martin: A couple of the main actors in this are amazing physical specimens...the female looks like an Olympic athlete...Turns out their was a reason:

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    I know people aren't digging it...but TV streaming has become awesome...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    I know people aren't digging it...but TV streaming has become awesome...
    It is, unfortunately, also a racket. Companies like Netflix and Disney know that all too well.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    I'm a sucker for it...I grab what I think is the best entertainment, though...
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    I don't want to be blowed up...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    I don't want to be blowed up...
    "Blown".
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    "Blown".
    Ahh the grammar! My biggest problem is with the prepositions.
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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    In all seriosity, I gave up on it in 5th grade...it was all repeat after that...I never did figure out what that sentence deconstruction thing was all about. I guess i be brain damaged, my reading and vocabulary skills were literally off the charts by the time i was in high school, but I never did figure out grammar...didn't care either. But you see that has always been a big part of my life's failure. If it didn't mentally fall into place immediately, I just went in another direction. Mentally lazy I is.
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